Finger Lakes Woodturners May 2014 Meeting

Finger Lakes Woodturners will hold our regular May club meeting on Thursday, May 15th. The meeting will be held at our normal meeting location and will begin at 6:00pm with a show and share of members work. A quick business meeting will commence at 6:45pm. Following the business meeting we will have our featured event.

Because we were unable to hold our April meeting we will be presenting that demonstration, so this month we will feature FLWT member, Ralph Mosher with Turning a Three-Sided Goblet.

Definitely a new take on turning a goblet, Ralph will be showing us all how he combines traditional Goblet turning techniques with multi-axis turning. The end result is a very unique turning that is sure to attract lots of positive attention. There are sure to be a lot of new skills to learned at this demonstration, so don’t miss it! We hope to see everyone at the meeting!

Finger Lakes Woodturners April 2014 Meeting

Finger Lakes Woodturners will hold our regular April club meeting on Thursday, April 17th. The meeting will be held at our normal meeting location and will begin at 6:00pm with a show and share of members work. A quick business meeting will commence at 6:45pm. Following the business meeting we will have our featured event.

This month will feature FLWT member, Ralph Mosher with Turning a Three-Sided Goblet.

Definitely a new take on turning a goblet, Ralph will be showing us all how he combines traditional Goblet turning techniques with multi-axis turning.  The end result is a very unique turning that is sure to attract lots of positive attention.   There are sure to be a lot of new skills to learned at this demonstration, so don’t miss it!  We hope to see everyone at the meeting!

FLWT Hosts Bob Rosand

FLWT is hosting national turner Bob Rosand (www.rrosand.com) for our March monthly meeting. Mr. Rosand is known for his turned projects from scrap wood and he will be speaking at a special Friday evening club meeting on March 21st. His talk that evening will be on his work and turning techniques and he will also show us a bit of turning. On Saturday March 22nd, Bob will be demonstrating his techniques for turning a multitude of objects on the lathe. The Saturday event will be an extended demonstration of all aspects of Bob’s techniques and there will be a lot of interesting information presented for turners of all levels.

Our Friday night meeting starts with a show and share at 6:00pm with a short business meeting and Bob’s lecture beginning at about 6:45pm. The Saturday demonstration of turning will be from 9:00am until approximately 4:00pm. We will break for a short lunch during the day but the club will not be providing lunch so please come prepared with your own. The Friday meeting is of course free and open to all. The Saturday demonstration is also open to all and is only $35.

Special Friday Night Meeting: March 21st, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Saturday Demonstration: March 22nd, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

The Friday meeting and the Saturday demonstration will be held at our normal meeting place:

Isaac Heating & Air Conditioning Training Center
180 Charlotte St
Rochester, N.Y.


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Finger Lakes Woodturners February 2014 Meeting

Finger Lakes Woodturners will hold our regular February club meeting on Thursday, February 20th. The meeting will be held at our normal meeting location and will begin at 6:00pm with a show and share of members work. A quick business meeting will commence at 6:45pm. Following the business meeting we will have our featured event.

This month will feature FLWT Librarian, Gary Russell with Turning a Bowl.

Probably the most iconic of all woodturning projects, the turned wooden bowl is one that everyone wants to do. Gary will show us his methods for selecting the wood, mounting and roughing the piece and then turning a finished bowl from a log section. Even if you have turned a bowl before there is always something new to learn from the process followed by others. We hope to see everyone at the meeting!

Finger Lakes Woodturners January 2014 Meeting

Finger Lakes Woodturners will hold our regular January club meeting on Thursday, January 16th. The meeting will be held at our normal meeting location and will begin at 6:00pm with a show and share of members work. A quick business meeting will commence at 6:45pm. Following the business meeting we will have our featured event.

This month will feature outgoing FLWT Secretary, Bill McColgin with Turning Crotch Wood for Figure.

If you have ever looked at a crotched log and wondered how to best utilize it and/or looked at a turning with beautiful curly figure and wondered where it came from, this demo will be the one for you to attend.  Bill will be giving us all the info that we need in order to best utilize those unique pieces of wood in our work – Hope to see you there!

Finger Lakes Woodturners December 2013 Meeting

Finger Lakes Woodturners will hold our regular December club meeting on Thursday, December 19th. The meeting will be held at our normal meeting location and will begin at 5:30pm with a special Holiday get together and show and share of members work. Don’t forget to bring some treats to share – the club will provide Cider. A quick business meeting will commence at 6:45pm. Following the business meeting we will have our featured event.

This month will FLWT member, David Gould with Thread Chasing for Boxes and Hollow Forms.

David has spent time with Mike Mahoney at Craft Supplies in Utah learning the tricks to make thread chasing an easy task. David will be demoing the what he has learned to all of us at the December meeting. This demo will be a great way to expand your skils paving the way to create more complex wood turnings and functional items. Turned Boxes are always a hit and this will be a great skill to develop to make some just in time for the upcoming Holiday gift giving season. Don’t miss this one – Hope to see you there!